Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Felt Flowers

Aren't these the prettiest little flowers? Buttercup and I made them one evening a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to share them with you. These are from a pattern shared with us by Yoonie-at-Home and you get get it right here. All you need to do is print out the pattern on your regular printer and you're ready to go.

The materials needed are minimal. Just two colors of felt, a pair of scissors, and some thread to sew them all together. The pattern is just cut out a piece of each pattern piece she gives you...none of this remembering to cut out two of this and one of this...nope, you just cut them out, stack them in diminishing size order and sew them together in the very center. See? I told you it was easy. Buttercup was very proud of herself for doing it all on her own. I've added a button (like Yoonie did) to the center of some of them for an added little touch, but Buttercup is being more of a purist with hers.

Yoonie's original instructions call for the flower to be put on a hairclip or hairband, but since we just don't wear those, we're ad-libbing a bit with our final execution. I'm sewing a pin on the back of of one of them, so the person I'm sending it to can pin it to her backpack or a jacket or whatever. Buttercup is toying with using the hot glue gun to add some "bling" to her Nintendo DS. (Look, if you can girly it up, she'll find a way to do it!) Finally, I'm thinking of gluing magnets or thumbtacks to them to make them really awesome magnets/pins for a bulleting board. Wouldn't that be cute? Truly, they were so easy to do, it just felt (pun definitely intended!) like playing.

If you're looking for a fun, easy project to do, this is definitely the one for you.


loveaphid said...

So much fun!!! I love the magnet Idea they would go long way to sprucing up the old Cold box in the kitchen. So cute! Keep on rockin the felt!

Erin said...

I can make any color flower you want and it would match! They are fun to do while watching a movie (my ADD speaking up here).

Dani Joy said...

So cute! I know if I had girls I would do this. I may actually do something like this for a ladies meeting. It would be really fun for an Easter project.
Thanks for sharing.
is that "Somebling" ? Is that how your little girl talks? So sweet! I love it.. I use to say icefream. I couldn´t say the cr´s. so says my Dad and Mom, I can´t remember ever sounding like that.. but now my Dad does just to sound like me when I was little. LOL

Dani Joy said...

Oh thanks for the comment about my doo! how sweet! I needed a change. It´s been fun!

Andrea said...

Beautiful blog...I, too hate to iron, but maybe I will try to make a pretty cover...O' yea...I dont sew very well either...oops.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Erin said...

Thanks. Andrea! The ironing board tutorial was so well done and so easy that I wasn't too intimidated to try it. Check it out...I'll bet you can do it!